The EACTA Annual Congress is recognised as a leading international forum for the exchange of knowledge in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic anaesthesia. The inaugural meeting took place in Cambridge in 1986. Subsequently, the meeting has been organised in a large number of cities around Europe. Most recently, the meetings have been held in Vienna (2011), Amsterdam (2012), Barcelona (2013),Florence (2014), Gothenburg (2015), Basel (2016), Berlin (2017). The next EACTA Annual Congress 2018 will be taking place in Manchester, UK on September 19th - 21st.
Each event attracts the region’s key opinion leaders in this field. The Annual Meeting offers a unique platform to connect with all the aspects of our sub-‐speciality of cardiothoracic and vascular anaesthesia and intensive care through educational symposia, round tables, lectures, networking, and social activities. By doing so, the Annual Meeting is valuable to professional colleagues and to our industry partners. We aim to provide the environment in which innovation and collaboration can take place, through the sharing of the latest knowledge, information, creative thinking and differing global perspectives.